Fourth Thursday Movie Discussion
Time for some IN-PERSON fun!?! We are hoping to meet IN PERSON at one or more members' homes to watch the movie together in small groups and then share our reactions. More info to follow about how to sign up for a home. If you prefer to watch at home and then zoom in to a discussion, register at the link below!
GLASS ONION: A KNIVES OUT MYSTERY
The movie: Tech billionaire Miles Bron invites his friends for a getaway on his private Greek island. When someone turns up dead, Detective Benoit Blanc (played by Daniel Craig) is put on the case. This is an expertly crafted screenplay that delivers a real old-school, entertaining and intelligent mystery.
It's a return to the whodunit genre where logical storytelling is used, and they do not pull out implausible twists suddenly in order to deliver a surprise. All the clues are there if you pay attention to the precise framing of the cinematographer and the hysterical dialogue. Even if you do get a lot of them, there are still enough Easter eggs to keep you on your toes. This will also play well on a repeat viewing.
The cinematography is quite well done, especially for a murder mystery. Along with the costume design, the two marry perfectly in helping the viewers understand what type of character each actor is portraying. Thanks in part to the location, they manage to go bigger than the first Knives Out movie. Despite the humor, you still manage to get some emotional depth to all the characters--making them well-rounded and getting your buy-in to discover who the killer is.
We recommend watching the first Knives Out before watching the new one; comparing them would be fun. Glass Onion is available on Netflix.